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  1. #1
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    New GPUs, Should I hold off?

    Recentally i've been considering purchasing a G752,
    Do you think its worth holding off until the pascal GPUs are released? If so should I hope that knocks down the price of the G752 or get a laptop with the new GPU?

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
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    Usually new ASUS models get released in November, so if that's ok with you, go with it.

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    It depends on what you realistically need from a GPU. If you are fine with gaming on a 1080p monitor at mid-high then you can go with a 970m. If you want ultra settings then go for a 980m. The new pascal series GPUs probably won't bring out any sort of revolutionary support for 1080p mobile gaming.

    If you really want to try 4k gaming on a laptop, then you are going to want to wait for the Pascal units, but even then they might not hold up too reliably for 4k for mobile units. It would be a wait and see situation.

    I say that if you want the laptop to play games, then waiting for months when you're not gaming is counter intuitive.
    Last edited by Ancients; 03-19-2016 at 10:54 AM.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array ROG_HARDCORE PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)GX501VI Zephyrus
    ProcessorIntel® Core™ i9-7980XE
    Memory (part number)64GB DDR4-4700MHz Trident Z RGB
    Graphics Card #1ROG Poseidon GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Platinum edition
    Graphics Card #2ROG Poseidon GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Platinum edition
    Graphics Card #3ROG Poseidon GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Platinum edition
    Graphics Card #4ROG Poseidon GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Platinum edition
    Monitor2X ASUS ROG Swift Curved PG348Q
    Storage #12TB Samsung 960 PRO
    Storage #22TB Samsung 960 PRO
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    GTX1080m 8GB

    Never ending Race. But my suggestion is to wait. Since G752... Bug...Bug everywhere....

    FYI, Asus Notebook division are separated, So any complain or supports or Quality insurance are very poor now. And Mother ASUS won't care or take any responsibility on that.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
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    At this point, they won't release any mobile GPU until next year, we soon in summer, there is few announcement but a doubt
    for a release of new mobile GPU in time for this year.

    To be honest most game don't even use 50% of the modern mobile GPU, most of the game are ported from weak hardware (console) that are well defined
    hardware so benefit a lot from optimization, you will be able to run all the actual games and next 2 to 3 years game without problem on
    actual mobile GPU and even previous one.

    And with the arrival of external GPU capability using usb-c, to be honest, it is a better solution for future gaming or heavy task usage.

    First revision of Pascal GPU won't be more powerful than Maxwell one due to similar component arch usage, Pascal first model will be
    a Maxwell 16mm with new features/more cuda core but nothing interesting yet, expect no more than 15% performance
    it will be good for energy usage but in terms of performance it would be a little bit better.

    Since they release the GTX 980 (not M) for Laptop, again I doubt you will see a pascal based GPU for this year on laptop, they
    can announce but won't be available before Q1 2017, so you have time and again it won't change that much, you
    you can buy a maxwell based laptop now is enoug + external GPU later (XG2 is coming)

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    Banned Array JustinThyme PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)G752VY-DH72
    MotherboardRampage VI Extreme
    ProcessorI9 9940X
    Memory (part number)64GB DDR4 8x8 Corsair Dominator Platinum 3800 MHz @ C17
    Graphics Card #1ASUS Strix 2080Ti O11G @ 2.1GHz
    Graphics Card #2ASUS Strix 2080Ti O11G @ 2.1Ghz
    Graphics Card #3ROG Nvlink
    Graphics Card #4Have to feed animals
    Sound CardExternal Audioengine D1 24 bit 192kbps DAC
    MonitorASUS PG348Q @ 100Hz
    Storage #1Intel 905P 480GB U2 flavor
    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO 1TB X2 in RAID 0, 960 PRO 1TB DIMM.2_1
    CPU CoolerHeatKiller IV PRO and VRM blocks ,Dual D5 PWM serial, 2X 480, 1X 360 RADS
    CasePhanteks Enthoo Elite 8X LL120 PWM, 3X LL140 PWM, 12 SP120 PWM 1x AF140 PWM
    Power SupplyCorsair AX 1500i
    Keyboard ASUS Claymore
    Mouse ASUS Spatha, Logitech MX Master
    Headset Sennheiser HD 700
    Mouse Pad ASUS ROG Sheath
    Headset/Speakers Audioengine A5+ with SVS SB-1000 Sub
    OS Win10 Pro 1809
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    Technology is ever evolving. If you wait for the next generation you will spend all of your time waiting. As soon as one is released the rumors start about the next.
    My advice. Buy what you want when you can source it for a decent price. Keep an eye out for sales and specials. I got my G752-DH72 for $1999, $500 under MSRP at the time of purchase. I have no complaints. The BIOS is still evolving as it will with any new platform. Some make a hasty call to judgement but fail to look at entire scope of things. This is a brand new platform, New chipset, new CPU etc. The only thing that is not new is the 980M GPU.
    The only thing that was bothering me on the G752VY was the back lights on the keyboard not lighting until after log in. Latest ATK package remedied that.

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